This is a real story, believe it or not  !!!

Andrea Biasca-Caroni

This is the house where we found 4000 paintings … (see also the story of the discovery)


In the next picture you see Monte Verità , Hotel Ascona and the Luigi Pericle’s house in 5 min walking distance.


The episodes and anecdotes reported here below are related to the story of Luigi Pericle :

Pietro Beretta : when I started the research about Luigi Pericle I met Pietro casually during a visit on the Museo d’arte Moderna in Ascona, and I showed him the paintings of Luigi Pericle.

Pietro Beretta was the financial responsible for the Harald Szemann‘s Monte Verità museum.


The wife of Szemann, Ingeborg Lüscher was a scholar of Luigi Pericle

In order to better understand this link you have to know that Pietro Beretta is involved in another secret story  :

In the house of Stinnes Baron, beside Luigi Pericle’s Hous, next door would I say

(here the connection with Thissen) next to Hotel Ascona, was signed the Operation Sunrise.

Actually during the Sunrise Operation was also involved the grandson of Stinnes who tall and blond, english, perfectly german speaking, managed as spy during the Sunrise Operation.

Here you find the story of the Sunrise Operation from the point of view of  the Centro Incontro Umani, the foundation of the Stinnes Family (managed by the Angela and Maya Hobart, the descendant).


The cousin of Pietro Beretta was the translator during the secret meeting of Sunrise Operation with Allen Dulles.  

Allen Dulles financed with U.S.A. government the Nazi Party in the 30’s :

As a financier Dulles worked in New York for Sullivan & Cromwell,[5] a Wall Street securities investment company, as a managing partner, where he successfully designed the largest loan from the Treasury ($30 million) to the German National Socialist government, as well as other foreign loans and became the leading man of the State Department on foreign loans during 1926-1933.

You have to notice that recently Sullivan & Cromwell re-designed their site and the involvement with this particular financement to the Nazi war removed …

Operation Sunrise
Allen Dulles was one of the main actors in the negotiations initiated by Max Waibel (Operation Sunrise) (Alba) with Eugen Dollmann[9] and the capitulation of German troops in a section of northern Italy.[10] The agreement was signed with General Wolff of the SS.

Pietro Beretta was the president of the young chamber of commerce financing the expo of Harald Szemaan on the Monte Verità.

In this museum we can find the picture of Sir Herbert Read who was lecturer at Eranos in Ascona from ’52 to ’64.

Pericle sold a picture to the Daugher of Alec Douglas Home, prime minister of England and 2. presidend of Bildeberg Group .

This is just a very small part of the connection we can find with Luigi Pericle … the story is just beginning …

This is the list of the collection where we can find Luigi Pericle’s paintings :

Paintings & drawings in Museums and private collections
Rudolf Staechelin collection, Basle

Burckhardt – Koechlin collection, Museum Basle

P. & M. Strauss – Meerwein collection, Arlesheim

Ch. Wasmer – Crossland collection, Basle

Blumenfeld – Roelli collection, Ascona

Dr. H. E. Kunheim collection, Porto Ronco



Prof. U. Buff collection, Zurich

Mr. & Mrs. Rudolf Baumgartner, Zurich

H. & N. Kindler collection, Munich, Zurich, Brissago

Sir S. Summers collection, Thenford House, Oxf. sh.

M. Summers collection, London


The Luigi Pericle Gallerist Martin Summer with Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and the Furstemberg brothers

Lady Tate collection, London

R. Braunschweig – Dreifuss collection, Berne

Sir Basil de Ferranti collection, ICT House, London


City Art Gallery, Bristol


City of York Art Gallery


S. B. Lunt collection, New York

A. V. Manicardi collection, Modena

Herrn & Frau Dr. G. Bichsel, Interlaken

Herrn & Frau Dr. F. P. Zwicky, Basle

A. C. F. Turner collection, London

J. Metcalf collection, London

Mr. M. Hornby, London

Mr. P. Hyde – Thompson, London

Th. Lumley collection,

Lewes J. B. Whiteside collection, New York

Bennett Korn collection, New York


(USA Pres. Truman, Bennet Korn, )

R. S. Wilkins collection, London

R. W. Gossage collection, London

Alan Macintosh collection, London

Miss E. Durlacher, London

Mrs. J. Pinkney collection, London

Lady Dunsany collection

Prof Manton, Leeds University

Mr. & Mrs. D. C. King, British Embassy Beirut

Herrn & Frau F. Kroeger, Konigstem, Germany

M. & Mme. J. Greilsamer, Paris

Mr. & Mrs. R. Brockbank, Thursley, G.B.

Mrs. Nigel Campbell, London

Mr. J. Greenwood, London

Mrs. Stanley Tippets, London

Frl. G. Men, Berne

Mr. Ben Colman, G.B.

Miss L. Riley, G.B.

Mr. R. Sewell, G B.

Richard Craig collection, G.B.

Mr. T. Samsbury, G.B.

Mr. Ch. Berens, London

Mr. Th. W. Borges, London

Mr. H. Seligman, Wycombe, G.B.

Mr. C. Collins, Oxford

Mr. G. Freeman, London

Mr. H. K. B. Lund, Bath

Jerry Zipkin (source Martin Summers)


This strange story I’ve been telling you is fruit of researches in Internet and related to the houses 1 km around the house where I’ve lived with my parents.

It sounds very strange and I’m astonished too.

Andrea Biasca-Caroni

The original files from C.I.A about Sunrise Operation

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